- India witnessed the first uterine transplants of two patients at Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI)
- The woman from Solapur suffers from congenital uterus absence.
- She was fitted with her mother’s womb, which was retrieved mainly through laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery after a nine-hour operation on May 18.
- The other woman from Baroda had a dysfunctional uterus and was suffering from Asherman’s Syndrome (adhesions or internal scar tissues)
- About 20 uterine transplant operations have been performed around the world to date.
- Both the patients are in good health.
- After internal tests, the doctors found out that the inner lining of the uterus in both cases has thickened while the blood parameters are within normal range.
- Sperms had been taken from the respective husbands of the patients and eight embryos had been frozen.
- There will be a wait for another six months at least before the embryos are implanted in the transplanted wombs.
- The hospital has received more than 80 applications since the transplants.